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Jonathan Burrall in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Burrall argued that the discounts must not be increased and that requests for discounts on stock deposits ought to be rejected. They had already sent $50,000 out. He reported that the Bank of the United States New York Branch had $210,000 on hand and a demand of $90,000 from the Bank of New York. The Bank of New York, Burrall estimated, had no more than $200,000 on hand after giving the Bank of the US $90,000. He further discussed issues of trade and debt. People included: Mr. [Philip] Livingston. Places included: Amsterdam.


Jonathan Burrall (1753-1834)


John Kean (1756-1795)

Creation Date

October 20, 1792

Creation Date


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New York, New York


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Jonathan Burrall to John Kean, October 20, 1792


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